Friday, May 16, 2014

Store List for THM Crock Pot Session 1

MEAT
2 lb. beef cubed
4 lbs Meat (beef, pork, whatever is on sale), cubed
3 1/2 pounds of boneless chicken, cubed (And extra pound if subbing out the Shrimp)
12 chicken breasts
4 lb chicken breasts
1 lb large shrimp, raw and de-veined (optional, I don’t usually add this. I just use another pound of chicken instead)
1 pkg spicy Andouille sausage
12 Slices of Bacon
2-2 lb grass fed beef or pork roast
2 lb Pork Roast, cut into 1/2 inch strips
2 lb Ground Turkey  - be sure to rinse the meat.

Veggies
24 cloves of minced garlic – jar of minced garlic
1 onion, sliced
17 onions chopped onion
2 small yellow onion, chopped
8 medium green bell pepper, chopped
4 large green pepper, cut into strips or cubes, about 4 cups
2 large red pepper, cut into strips or cubes, about 2 cup
6 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 head of cabbage, chopped
4 large peeled and diced turnips
4 acorn squash, chopped
4 zucchini, chopped, about 4 cups
20 celery stalks chopped
6-8 medium carrots, peeled and finely diced
1 head of cauliflower grated into a fine rice consistency (or omit and serve over rice)
2 c. okra (optional)
6 medium unpeeled sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch pieces, about 2 cups
1 pound Fresh Mushrooms, sliced
6 cups green beans – frozen or fresh

Dry Beans and Rice
6 TBSP brown rice
2 cups dry beans, picked over and rinsed - I prefer Black, but any kind can be used.

Canned Goods
2-8 oz cans of tomato paste
1 large (32oz) can of diced tomatoes (leave the juice)
4 - 15oz cans of tomato sauce
2 -14 oz can Canned Tomatoes
2 cans Tomatoes with Chili Peppers
2 cans Butter Beans (Lima Beans), rinsed and drained
2 cans Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained
2 cans Garbanzo Beans, rinsed and drained

Spices and Herbs etc
8 tablespoons THM brown sugar
1/2 cup sweetner of choice - xylitol
Gluccie to thicken
8 TBSP garam masala spices
Olive Oil
1 16oz can Chicken broth
2 cups beef broth
10 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
7 TBSP apple cider vinegar
4 tsp Thyme
Cajun Spice
Parsley
Ground Mustard

53 comments:

  1. Where do you find garam masala?
    Thank you for this, can't wait to start!

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    1. I order most of my spices from Penzey's. They ship quick, prices and quality can't be beat!

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    2. McCormack makes some and all of the 4 Wal-Marts (all within 5 miles of me SMH) in my area carry it.

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    3. Any suggestions for subbing the onion for something else as my hubby won't eat onion....could I just leave out?

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    4. garam masala can be found at Target! :)

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    5. Badia make WONDERFUL spices and they are IN-expensive for LARGE jars! Found in various stores (normally near 'international foods' in the spice aisle). (for ex. NOT my local Food Lion, but the next one 4 miles over..... demographics LOL. Their stock of Badia is across the aisle from the store and McC brands, etc)

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  2. I made my own. :-) I also know that main stream grocery stores carry it. Walmart does not.

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  3. This list is for the original meals, doubled, to make 20 meals?

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  4. HomeschoolingMamaJune 29, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Just so I am clear, I need to purchase 7 1/2 lbs of chicken plus an additional 12 chicken breasts?

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    1. Yes. I did it that way because some recipes were per pound and others said a certain number of chicken breasts.

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  5. Thank you for writing it all out. I'm attempting my first freezer meals soon. This is great!

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  6. Has anyone cooked any of this yet? Would like to know how it turned out.

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    1. I have made all the recipes and they have turned out fine. We aren't picky eaters though.

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  7. How many servings are in each bag? Big family meals or smaller family meals?

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    1. The serving size for each bag are 4-6. :-)

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  8. Shrimp and Andouille were not doubled. Dried thyme and brown sugar omitted from spices etc. Can't wait to try!

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    1. The Shrimp and Andouille don't need to be doubled. The recipes is already doubled. :-) The brown sugar is in the shopping list but the thyme isn't. Not sure HOW I managed to miss that. I will add it thank you for pointing that out.

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  9. I was wondering why the shopping list mentions olive oil for cooked foods; I know THM asks us to use coconut oil for any foods that will be cooked. Would it work out to sub coconut oil instead of olive oil?

    Also, I know that Pearl has said on the THM FB page that she prefers us to use Bragg's Liquid Aminos instead of Worcestershire sauce because of the ingredients in Worcestershire sauce.

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    1. Neither item is considered off plan as far as I know. If you prefer to use other ingredients then please do. That is the beauty of THM. You can easily sub things if you are not comfortable with them.

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  10. This is called session 1. Does that mean that there is a session 2 somewhere? Are these ingredients for all the recipes listed on the original mixing with michelle blog post regarding these crock pot meals? Thanks!

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    1. I am currently working on 2 more cooking sessions. Hoping to post them soon. I also linked up the cooking session recipes and prep list. Thanks for asking.

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  11. Where is the prep list? I am I missing it? Thank you for putting a shopping lidt that is divided into the categories.

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    1. It is actually located on the bottom of the store list. Here is a link to it as well. http://mixingwithmichelle.blogspot.com/2014/05/crock-pot-oamc-session-thm-prep-work.html

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  12. Hi, just wondering is there a dl version that would have everything in one place at one time. Like on file

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    1. I don't at this point I am sorry. I actually wrote this blog for myself to keep organized. I had no idea other people would be interested enough to put the effort into making downloadable files etc. My husband is currently in school for this type of thing so I will have him take a look at it.

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    1. I spent less then $40 on it, but that is because I had all my meat and some of the other items already in my pantry/freezer. .Normally though I only spend $150 at most when I do my OAMC sessions. My grocery budget for the month is only about $200 maybe $250 at most. I am a penny pincher ALL around.

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    2. I didn't have hardly anything on this list and I bought everything on the list at Walmart (I didn't have time to go to multiple stores) and it cost me right at 250 dollars.

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  14. Is there a copy of this list NOT doubled? :) We are a family of 4, and my husband is only home for dinner 3 nights a week. Our budget is $200 a month...I do most of our shopping at Aldi's and Sams club...what would you say this list costs? (Alot of questions/variables, i know :P)

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    1. No I am sorry I only have the 1 list. I do most of my shopping at Aldi as well. I am honestly NOT sure of the price for this list. I buy all my items on sale and I really don't know. I never spend more then $150 on my OAMC sessions but I have a stockpile. :-)

      A few tips. I bought dry beans from the $1 store and soaked and cooked them myself. I also was able to get several of the spices etc from my $1 store. We have a rather large one here that seems to carry many things others do not. I made my own broth... beef and chicken. I took the meat I cooked in the broth and added it to meals. I purchase chicken thighs etc on sale and put the meat in my S meals. With summer... farmers market might be a place to get the fresh items like zucchini and peppers? Don't be afraid to sub something out of you don't have it or want something out. After all that is what I did to make my menu. .:-) I did not actually buy shrimp or the special sausage either. I bought turkey sausage from Aldi.

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  15. I have almost all of the meats in my freezer. But I always thought if you defrost meats/chicken/porks/shrimps you had to cook them. Not refreeze them uncooked. You had mentioned you already had your meats in the freezer and did not have to purchase additional. What did you do?
    Thanks!
    Cindy :-)

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    1. I just put my meat in the crock with I make the meal. I just make the meals WITHOUT the meat in the bag. I have done this for a year and I find it the cheapest way to do it.

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  16. Jennifer St. OngeJuly 7, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    I am reading all of the menus and such and am wondering if chicken and turkey can be substituted for all meats? Because of health issues, I am not able to eat any red meat or pork :-(

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  17. Do you know how much I love you? OMG this is fantastic and I thank you so much for sharing...and taking all the time to share!

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  18. Are all of the Session 1 recipes gluten free?

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    1. They should be. Just be sure to add "noodles" that are for the recipes that say you can add them...

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  19. I am in awe of you sharing this amazing helpful list!! Thank you for your generosity!!! This will be so helpful!
    ~A new THMer :)

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  20. Is there a place where you describe how you put the meals together-like what you cut up first, etc?
    Or a place where all the recipes are written out in one place so I don't have to follow lots of links?

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  21. I don't have a blog post about what I do first etc. I do it in order of the list I posted. Sorry I don't have a "button" to print all the recipes yet. Some of the ones linked to my blog do however. Hopefully some day I can...

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  22. This is absolutely amazing! Thank you thank you THANK YOU! I will be using this list tomorrow and making the meals this weekend! I am a nursing student, and I do not have a lot of extra time to cook during the school year. This is a huge help! :)

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  23. This is so great! I appreciate you sharing it!

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  24. You are a GENIUS!!!!! I made all ten of these meals and every single one has been DIVINE!!!! And SOOOOOOO easy!!!!! AND healthy??? I'm in Heaven!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!

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  25. I will double every recipe and that will feed my family once. So I combined your 1st and 2nd session. I have done a few things differently, but overall very much appreciated. With a large family I am always looking for new recipes to try and have some frozen. The other great thing is if a friend gets sick or need a meal for a family at church, I have them in the freezer already prepared. It is easier to take one and pass it on, then panic and go spend more money at the store. Thank you so much. Perhaps you would like to be a guest writer on this on my blog?

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  26. Any idea what I can substitute THM Brown sugar for? I live in Canada and import taxes and shipping make it too expensive for me to order! THanks so much!

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    1. Gwen's Nest has a recipe. No need to buy it. Make it yourself.

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  27. Question... On the veggies, can I buy all frozen or do the have to be fresh?

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    1. I don't see why it wouldn't work. :-) The $1 store near me has some precut veggies. It would save time that is for sure.

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  28. How much did this shopping trip cost for all of the ingredients?

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